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Mixed reactions to proposed referendum
The Sunday Leader - April 06: The proposed referendum drew mixed reactions from political parties. While most Tamil parties welcomed the referendum, the SLFP opposed it arguing that only President Chandrika Kumaratunga had authority to call a binding referendum. MP and Member, All Ceylon Tamil Co...
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Thundering Blasts Shake Central Baghdad
By Hamza Hendawi - Associated Press Writer Baghdad, Iraq, (AP), April 06: Deafening explosions rocked central Baghdad early Sunday as Iraqi troops, members of President Saddam Hussein (news - web sites)'s Fedayeen militia and teenage soldiers patrolled streets to protect the capital from U.S.-l...
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Myanmar: Secretary-1 inspects development sites in Kachin State, Mandalay Division
Yangon, April 05: Secretary-1 of the State Peace and Development Council General Khin Nyunt yesterday went to Mohnyin Township and Hopin in Kachin State, Mandalay in Mandalay Division and Taungtha in Myingyan District and Bagan-NyaungU and inspected regional development, human resource development...
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US, Iraqi troops face off in Baghdad
Baghdad, April 06: Concerted action continued throughout southern and central Iraq on the eighteenth day of the war even as the battle for Baghdad looked set to begin in earnest. Iraqi television Saturday showed footage of President Saddam Hussein chairing a meeting of top political and military a...
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Former general to head post-war administration - Al Jazeera
Qatar, April 06: The United States plans to install the first stages of a civil administration to run post-war Iraq in the southern port of Umm Qasr within days, a US official said on Saturday. The official, who was quoted by Reuters and asked not to be named, said members of the Pentagon’s office...
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86 inmates die in Honduran prison riot
Tegucigalpa, Honduras, April 06: Soldiers and police were searching Sunday for escaped inmates after a prison riot in northern Honduras left 86 prisoners dead and dozens more injured. The riot began Saturday with a fist fight between rival gang members at the 1,600-inmate El Porvenir prison outsid...
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Six mn euros to resettle displaced Sri Lankans
By Dilrukshi Handunnetti - Indo-Asian News Service Colombo, April 06, (IANS): The European Commission has granted aid worth six million euros to resettle Sri Lankans who were internally displaced or sought refuge in India's Tamil Nadu state due to ethnic strife in the island nation. Following the...
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Global SARS death toll up to 89, infections rise to 2,416: WHO
Tokyo, April 06, (Kyodo): The latest worldwide death toll from a mysterious flu-like virus rose to 89, while infections have risen to 2,416 cases in 20 countries and regions, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported. As of Saturday, the U.N. health agency said the cumulative number of deaths f...
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Sri Lanka to host World Hindu Congress
Colombo, (IANS) April 04:Sri Lanka is making elaborate plans to host the World Hindu Congress next month, bringing in scholars and religious leaders to discuss the faith in the context of global peace. Hindu Cultural Affairs Minister Thyagarajah Maheswaran said the government was delighted to host...
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India announces 20mn US dollar assistance in cash, kind to WFP
New Delhi, (PTI) , April 04: Responding to the UN emergency appeal for immediate humanitarian assistance to the people of Iraq, India today announced assistance of 20 million US dollars in cash and kind, including 50,000 mt of wheat to the World Food Programme (WFP). "The modalities are being wo...
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LTTE accuses US of undermining Sri Lanka peace bid
Colombo, (PTI) , April 04: Sri Lanka's LTTE rebels today accused the US of undermining the Norwegian peace efforts in the country by keeping the Tamil Tigers out of a conference to drum up aid from foreign donors to support reconstruction efforts in the island's north and east. "The Liberation T...
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320 Iraqi Soldiers Killed As Coalition Takes Airport
Baghdad, April 04: Coalition forces Friday engaged Iraqi troops in fierce fighting at Baghdad's Saddam International Airport, as conflicting reports come in as to who is in control. A US commander with the 3rd Infantry Division said US troops had taken "complete control" of the airport, and that 3...
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Saddam Urges Iraqis to Strike Coalition
Baghdad, Iraq, (AP), April 04: In an unannounced television broadcast Friday designed to rally his people, President Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) called on Iraqis to strike at the U.S.-led coalition. The speech made only one topical reference — to the capture of an Apache helicopter March 2...
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Documenting Rape by Burma Army Against Ethnic Women - Refugees International.
Washington DC, April 04: Burma's army is using rape as a weapon of war against women from Burma's numerous ethnic groups. Recent international attention on rape by the army has focused on abuses against Shan women. But following a research mission by Refugees International (RI) to the Thai-Burme...
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50,000 Muslims gather to protest Iraq war
Pattani, Apr 04 (TNA): A fresh wave of protest against the US action in Iraq erupted yesterday across Thailand’s largely Muslim southern region, with an estimated 50,000 demonstrators gathering in Pattani to make their stance. The protest saw the combined forces of 30 Muslim organizations from thr...
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Burmese Political agitators arrested, but one managed to seek refuge in the British Embassy.
Bangkok, April 05: A group of political activists, more than a dozen in all, staged political agitation in the heart of the city of Rangoon yesterday morning, distributing leaflets, and demanding for the release of the political prisoners languishing in numerous prison facilities in Burma and f...
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Iraqi Deserters Must Be Treated as POWs
Arbil, Iraq, April 04: Iraqi deserters detained by Kurdish or U.S. forces in northern Iraq must be accorded full prisoner of war status under the 1949 Geneva Conventions, Human Rights Watch urged today. Human Rights Watch estimates that as of April 2, up to 130 Iraqi soldiers had surrendered to the...
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Tamil Tigers denounce their exclusion from aid meet
By Scott McDonald Colombo, (Reuters) April 04: Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers accused the United States on Friday of undermining the island's growing peace process by excluding the rebels from an aid meeting this month. The meeting in Washington will bring together many of Sri Lanka's aid providers to p...
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Kawaguchi unveils 5-point Iraq rehabilitation policy
Tokyo, April 04, (Kyodo): Foreign Minister Yoriko Kawaguchi on Friday unveiled a five-point basic policy on the postwar reconstruction of Iraq and said she will explain it to her counterparts next week when she visits Europe. Japan's policy recommends maintaining Iraq's sovereignty and territorial...
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Exclusive: Saddam Appears in Public
Naseer Al-Nahr - Arab News War Correspondent Baghdad, April 05: Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, breaking his habit of avoiding the public gaze, was shown on Iraqi television yesterday being mobbed by cheering Iraqis in a bombed area of the capital threatened by US troops. “Our soul and blood we w...
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